Another returning player who needs help

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Another returning player who needs help

    So I started playing right before DAI was released and played off and on until about 2015. I decided to pick the game back up in Nov/Dec of this last year and since then I feel like I'm all over the place. Here's what I need help with:

    1. Which of my toons should I focus on? I'll list some of what I have below - I don't think I could build a powerhouse team yet, but I think I could build a decently strong team if I knew what to focus on.
    2. I don't mind spending a few dollars here and there for gems, but I don't know the best way to spend gems. Right now I just reinvest my gems into working up the event ladder + the occasional special pack.
    3. Best way to get tiered/leveled/forted these days?


    I have a lot, so I'll just try to list the most relevant ones starting with multi-stars. I have:

    Garahel
    Hissrad
    Northern Hunter

    Paragon Caridin
    Grey Warden Knight
    Alpha Goat
    Blackwall
    Warden Commander Clarel
    Ketojan
    Charter
    Divine Leliana
    Naishe
    Grey Warden Velanna
    Felix
    Abelas
    Grey Warden Genevieve
    Riordan
    Josephine

    For my singles it's hard for me to tell what's still relevant. I'll toss a few out here:

    Tevinter banner
    Danarius
    Caladrius
    Baroness
    Uldred
    Vengeance Anders
    Keeper Marethari
    Merrill
    Wild Sylvan
    WC Duncan
    The Architect
    Red Lyrium Meredith
    King Alistair
    Barkspawn
    Lyrium Fenris
    Duke Prosper
    Elite Harlequin
    Loghain Mac Tir
    Isabela
    Hissera
    Sister Nightingale
    GW Sigrun
    Ser Belinda Darrow
    Spirit of Faith
    Wynne

    I actually could go on. I have red lyrium toons, I have dwarves, golems, creatures (all normal legendaries). But they are all completely unleveled and so I thought my best options would include ones from above. I have multiples of some of the singletons above and multiples of ones not listed which I figure would be good for fortification.


    TIA. I hope I posted in the right place. I feel like I'm playing a lot of catch up!


  • #2
    Hi, Nynaeve506 welcome back!

    I see you have a decent Warden team up there. I‘d focus on building WC Clarel first, she is incredibly useful. Goes well together with GW Genevieve and Blackwall to keep her alive for a nice nuke. GW Velanna will do as well. And your LC would be GW Knight. This will carry you a a long way.

    I’d recommend completing the quest maps if you haven‘t already done so. Get yourself some easy gems. Use those on Champion Packs and Grand Champion packs, but also do spend gold on Soldier and Knight packs until you have the complete basic catalogue. Many toons have been revamped and they are quite powerful albeit easily available.

    The consumption of toons has been hauled over as well. It doesn‘t matter in which way you are consuming heroes at all, the end result will always be the same. It makes tiering and levelling your toons way more easy.
    Ally Code: 725-196-164

    Comment


    • #3
      Thanks for the reply! I realized I forgot to mention that I have a fully leveled, well-forted GW Oghren who I think does well for himself. Would he still fit in a good GW squad?

      Comment


      • #4
        The problem with Oghren is that he doesn‘t have any useful auras for Clarel. She has a mad powergain based on the damage she and all her allies receive! Massive! To make use of this you have to keep her alive as long as possible. Genevieve and Blackwall are helping her to achieve this by absorbing damage in her stead and granting her additional health. I‘d even suffer breaking faction for this (Blackwall doesn‘t really fit in this regard).

        Oghren tends to do things for himself - and is a bit outdated for this. Slow Rounders have fallen on hard times, and his stats are no longer up to the task.
        Ally Code: 725-196-164

        Comment


        • #5
          Hi, welcome back to HoDA!!!

          I agree with my mate Darkthrone, I would focus on my warden squad, Clarel is awesme and it is your best heroe, you should tier up and fort her well.
          I also agree with my guild mate team setup.
          I would add that Divine Leliana, Northern Hunter and Charter, are pretty good too with the right squad, I would work on them too.
          Other interesting heroes that you have are Tevinter banner, it is very useful if you use a mage squad to slow you enemies and attack first.
          Felix, Belinda Darrow and Marethari, they were updated and they are very useful now.
          Sof is awesome if you use a mage squad, it is a great defender and one of the best 1* heroes.
          And you could use Riordan in your Warden squad, he buffs wardens so much and he could be very useful, I like him much more than Ogren, i think he is a little outdated and he is slow.
          You can also build a mage squad with Sof, Tevinter banner, Clarel and Divine Leliana.
          Other great team that you could use is an Inquisition squad, you have pretty good heroes as Divine Leliana, Blackwall, Hissera, Charter and you can also combine them with Clarel, Tevinter banner or Sof depending on your strategy if you want more defense or attack first.

          I would add to get so many BP as you can, there are awesome heroes there as Solas, The Last Inquisitor, Red Jenny Sera, The Elder One, Cole, you could get pretty good heroes to complete your squad and do it stronger.
          I would recommend to do some gaunlet Origins runs, there are awesome heroes and you should get a demon squad, you can get kitty, Possessed Ogre Commander and Envy Demon there and they are the current meta along with Bartrands.
          Other interesting gaunlet heroes are Spirit Champion, Evangeline, Great Enchanter Vivienne, Malvernis Dragon and Fen Harel.

          I think the best way to level and tier a toon is to do some gaunlet or nexus runs, you get a lot of epic and wisps and you tier and level your heroe faster and easier.
          It is also good to use double exp runes, in that way your squad will increase their level faster while you are doing nexus or gaunlet runs.
          You really win a lot of gold and experience doing this and it is worth it.
          It is better to fort your best heroes with wisps, it is easier to get them and stack them in your heroe slots, in that way you don't need to tier IV your wisps, you can add mythic tier I wisps and then only level the other wisps to tier III.
          And you can also ascend wisps to mythics without adding gear if you have enough tomes.

          You can also join to a guild, you will get some extra gems and prices, we are looking for a new mate for next GW, if you aren't in a guild yet you could join us if you can do 6500 banners in a 2 days GW, this is perfect for us, I think you have pretty good heroes and you can do it
          And we have a lot of experienced players who could give you good tips

          Good luck!!!


          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Darkthrone View Post
            The problem with Oghren is that he doesn‘t have any useful auras for Clarel. She has a mad powergain based on the damage she and all her allies receive! Massive! To make use of this you have to keep her alive as long as possible. Genevieve and Blackwall are helping her to achieve this by absorbing damage in her stead and granting her additional health. I‘d even suffer breaking faction for this (Blackwall doesn‘t really fit in this regard).

            Oghren tends to do things for himself - and is a bit outdated for this. Slow Rounders have fallen on hard times, and his stats are no longer up to the task.

            I agree, maybe Riordan could be better than Ogren if you want to try a different warden.

            Comment


            • #7
              I missed it, you can also get new Zathrian this week, he isn't in the meta but it is a pretty good mage and a good addition for your squad.
              And if you check out new pvp schedules, there are great heroes on the leaderboard, I know it is a bit early to compete for top 50, I wouldn't do that yet, but you could go for gurn, it is one of the best 1* heroes and one of the bestlarge creatures too and blighted zevran is pretty useful too.

              Comment


              • #8
                Thanks for the tips I had a hunch that Clarel was a good one so I have been working on her and should have her in top form soon. Blackwall is getting there. Genevieve and Velanna are sorely underleveled and I only just realized I had Riordan today. I knew I likely had a good GW squad to build on but I couldn't, for the life of me, figure out how to build it. Bummed about ol' Oghren though. I was rather partial to him in DAO. This game feeds into my nostalgia, ha!

                What do you do with dupes and other less powerful legendaries? I have so many that will likely never see the light of day. Do you consume them? I've been focusing on building up my mythic wisps and using those to fortify.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I think you should keep in your inventory your dupes, they could revamped and be great heroes as Marethari or Delinda Darrow, they were useless and now they are good heroes.
                  Or The Last Inquisitor and Clarel, they were bad and they are 2 of the best game heroes now.
                  I would only use them as a fort if you have lack of inventory space, but I would never consume them, only if you have more of 4 dupes or LC dupes.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Hey there, welcome back! Sorry if I cover already walked territory but I wanted to add I would also consider building Divine Leliana and Spirit of Faith. Both have some great uses in a few teams even now and have survived the test of time and power creep pretty well.

                    As far as your last question, if you have dupes you don't want, use them for forts if you like, combine if you have many to make your forts t4, or simply consume. Legs are a little easier to come by then they were when you joined

                    Last thing, I agree, it's good to find yourself a guild family. The guilds can really help you grow in the game!
                    Guild: Top F2P
                    Team: Top F2P (please apply to "Top F2P Epic" to join any of our teams)
                    Our Vision: We Are The Proud House of the Most Dedicated
                    Rank: Overlord of the Top F2P guild family of teams

                    Ally: 716-545-692
                    Click Here for our Guild Hall
                    Apply Today!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Nynaeve506 View Post
                      Thanks for the tips I had a hunch that Clarel was a good one so I have been working on her and should have her in top form soon. Blackwall is getting there. Genevieve and Velanna are sorely underleveled and I only just realized I had Riordan today. I knew I likely had a good GW squad to build on but I couldn't, for the life of me, figure out how to build it. Bummed about ol' Oghren though. I was rather partial to him in DAO. This game feeds into my nostalgia, ha!

                      What do you do with dupes and other less powerful legendaries? I have so many that will likely never see the light of day. Do you consume them? I've been focusing on building up my mythic wisps and using those to fortify.
                      Welcome back~!
                      Heroes that are easier to farm or get as duplicates make for great fortification food. And you can easily upgrade a tier 4 fort slot with a matching hero and turn it into mythic.. There are a few ways to do it...
                      But generally most will fort the slot to tier 3.. and then make the 4th matching hero mythic with a tome of ascension and then add to that tier 3 fort slot to make it mythic fortified.

                      You can also consume duplicate heroes...
                      But that overall is more end game if you choose that way.

                      If you haven't already.. i always seem to recommend hodacodex.com .. great for looking at all the heroes and sorting yourself out.


                      ... and then there's PALA (you know.. that lil warrior dwarf).

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Welcome Back!

                        As a long time Warden Player, I suggest Knight, Clarel, Genevieve, Duncan and as for your fourth member, you can try Oghren here if you really want him or Riordan/Blackwall. If you can get Stroud then replace your 4th member with him

                        Duncan is a defender with high HP as rogue, power gainer, and gives 10% damage resistance to wardens. Remember with Blackwall your damage output will be significantly lower since you won't get the faction bonus.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Odesius View Post
                          Hey there, welcome back! Sorry if I cover already walked territory but I wanted to add I would also consider building Divine Leliana and Spirit of Faith. Both have some great uses in a few teams even now and have survived the test of time and power creep pretty well.

                          As far as your last question, if you have dupes you don't want, use them for forts if you like, combine if you have many to make your forts t4, or simply consume. Legs are a little easier to come by then they were when you joined

                          Last thing, I agree, it's good to find yourself a guild family. The guilds can really help you grow in the game!

                          I totally agree, guilds are very useful when you are starting, veteran players will give you good advice and you will get some extra gems, BP and other rewards, it is worth it.
                          You can choose the guild you want depending on your playing style, Odesius created a list with the guilds description, you should check it out if you want to join one to see what guild is better for you.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I had no idea Stroud was a good option! I have two of him - completely unleveled and untiered. O.O

                            Maybe I should list all my Grey Wardens:

                            Gaharel
                            WC Clarel
                            King Alistair
                            Vengeance Anders
                            WC Duncan
                            GW Sigrun
                            GW Velanna
                            GW Genevieve
                            Riordan
                            Ser Stroud
                            Sophia Dryden
                            Blackwall
                            GW Oghren
                            Barkspawn
                            LC: GW Knight

                            So what I'm hearing is: WCC, GW Genevieve, GW Velanna, Ser Stroud with GW Knight (LC).

                            And thanks for the guild suggestions!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Think I would drop Velanna for Gaharel there, all else I like.
                              Guild: Top F2P
                              Team: Top F2P (please apply to "Top F2P Epic" to join any of our teams)
                              Our Vision: We Are The Proud House of the Most Dedicated
                              Rank: Overlord of the Top F2P guild family of teams

                              Ally: 716-545-692
                              Click Here for our Guild Hall
                              Apply Today!

                              Comment

                              Announcement

                              Collapse

                              Forum Rules and Disciplinary Actions

                              These rules set boundaries to ensure that the EA Capital Games games and forums continue to be a friendly place where members can learn and share information on a variety of computing and non-computing topics. Heroes of Dragon Age and its forums are available to players 13 and older, refrain from excessive cursing/swearing. For more information, please see this link.

                              By accessing the EA Capital Games applications, users agree to accept that game administrators and moderators may remove any content submitted by a player as defined below. Users agree to EA Terms of Service as well. Misrepresenting oneself to engage in illegal activity will be immediately reported to EA for legal action.

                              Even though these are forums to allow free expression of ideas, there are other (real) people involved and one should respect their opinions and questions as ORIGINALLY POSTED IN THE TOPIC HEADINGS. Moderators are here to uphold and enforce the Terms of Service. Freedom to express your ideas, concerns, suggestions, and feedback, does not allow you the freedom of saying anything you want when you agree to the Terms of Service.

                              Unless otherwise stated, courses of action will be as follows:

                              1. First Offense - Warning
                              2. Second Offense - 3 day ban
                              3. Third Offense - 1 week ban
                              4. Fourth Offense - Permanent ban


                              If you have received a Permanent ban, this will extend to all future accounts created. If you are discovered to create a new account, it will also be banned.


                              What is not permitted in the discussion forum:

                              Advertising
                              Advertising or soliciting other members to buy, sell, or peruse any products or services including other applications or accounts, along with chain letters and junk mail.

                              Topics/posts that contain this will be both edited and closed or deleted, and an immediate 3-day ban will be issued without warning.


                              Hatred
                              Racism, bigotry, misogyny, hate speech, discrimination against any race, sexual preference, gender, or religion will not be tolerated.

                              All topics/posts will be deleted. Death threats, even joking, will be deleted and an immediate 3-day ban will be issued without warning, with further review from the Sr Moderator.


                              Flaming
                              Flaming includes material that is knowingly defamatory, illegal, abusive, threatening or harassing.

                              As with anything, you, as a member, should use good common sense when posting. In other words, you agree not to be a jerk. Posts containing personal attacks on another user will be edited/deleted at the moderators’ will.

                              Flaming or bashing of EA/CG, the devs, or the mods is not allowed. All posts/threads will be deleted.


                              Right to Privacy
                              You will not violate a person's privacy by publishing against another members will, information that is private and personal. Nor will you post private communication between EA Capital Games Support, other forum members, moderators, community managers, administrators, EA Capital Games employees, or partners of EA Capital Games on these forums or anywhere else.

                              Unless expressly endorsed by EA Capital Games, publicizing any correspondence of a private nature such as support tickets, email, Private Messages (PM) or chat logs thereof by any medium is NOT permitted.

                              Discussing or posting of another players spending habits will be deleted.


                              Spamming
                              Obvious spam (repetitive nonsense posts) will result in the poster permanently banned and all posts deleted.


                              Porn
                              Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene is not permitted on these forums.

                              Topics/posts containing such will be deleted on sight. Forum poster will be permanently banned from the forums.


                              Warez
                              Providing or asking for information regarding the illegal downloading of "warez", "gamez" or any other software protected by copyright.


                              Future Events/Promotions
                              Any posts or threads revealing future events or promotions that were not disclosed by the Capital Games team will be deleted.


                              Cross-posting
                              Posting the same question in more than one forum is not allowed. Should this occur, then only the thread in the most relevant forum will be left open; all others will be locked/closed and subsequently deleted.


                              Cheating
                              The use of any exploits or known bugs or editing of files in order to gain an unfair advantage while playing, will result in a permanent game and forum ban.

                              Accusing another player of cheating will result in your post/thread being deleted and a message sent to you, stating to refrain from further accusations. If continued accusations occur, a forum ban will result. If you believe a player to be cheating, send a PM to the Community Manager with as much detail as possible.

                              Please privately contact the Community Manager in order to submit an inquiry regarding this behavior.


                              Off-Topic Posting
                              Taking over a thread by posting excessively off-topic is not allowed. Off-Topic posts and any responses will be moved to their own, new thread if possible, or else deleted.


                              Political Posting
                              Because political beliefs, like religion, are a personal and sensitive topic, avoid posting about politics on the forums.


                              Customer Support Inquiries
                              All inquiries regarding Customer Support should be routed through the online web portal for support. The Community Manager and Moderators are unable to assist with inquiries regarding support tickets. Posting your ticket number and requesting assistance on the forums will result in the post being deleted. Sending a Private Message to the Community Manager or Moderators about CSR Inquiries is not to be tolerated, and will be ignored.

                              Additionally, all interactions with Customer Support are considered confidential, and all issues are handled on a case-by-case basis. As such, posts containing transcripts or results of your interactions with Customer Support will be edited or deleted.


                              Violation of these terms is grounds for removal from EA Capital Games games and a report to Facebook.


                              What should I do if I see objectionable material on the forums?
                              It is important that members recognize the real-time nature of this forum: the moderators cannot always monitor the contents of posted messages, and as such depend upon you to inform them when participants or their messages are violating our policy as stated here. You must also recognize that they cannot respond immediately to such notices and that some time may pass before any warranted action is taken.

                              To contact a moderator, please use the Flag Post function on the post represented by a flag:


                              What happens if I break the rules?
                              At best, your post will be edited by one of the moderators and you will be issued a warning. If the offense is more serious your post will be deleted. Posting "why was my post edited/deleted?" etc. will only make matters worse, so please don't. If a moderator has not sent you a message stating why, please send the Sr Moderator a message asking for a reason.

                              Should you have already been issued warnings and continue to break the rules, you will be issued an infraction - your posting privileges will be disabled for three days, but you will still be able to view the forums as a guest.

                              For persistent and deliberate rule-breakers your account will be "Banned". That means you are no longer welcome on these forums and/or games and your account will no longer function in them. If you re-register, your new account will be banned as well.

                              Posting Suggestions
                              In the attempt to create a compromise where everyone is happy, the following suggestions are also recommended:

                              1. Be civil and courteous. This forum is visited by people from all over the world, of different ages, genders, religions, and backgrounds, and are each entitled to their own opinion.
                              Also, see Flaming, Right to Privacy, and Hatred.

                              2. Make sure that your message topics fit the topic description of the forum in which you are posting. This is for your own benefit - for example, a question regarding a bug or problem should be posted in the Feedback section.

                              3. Use the search function before posting, particularly if the question is problem oriented. Most technical questions have been answered before, and solutions are freely available.

                              4. Make sure that you have followed #3 before posting

                              5. Read the sticky threads at the top of each forum - they are there for a reason, and generally contain information relevant to the forum.

                              6. Don't quote the entire message that you're responding to, only the pertinent passage. This makes it easier to read for other users.

                              7. If you find it easier to express yourself en français, auf Deutsch, en español, in Nederlands, in Italiano, or any other language, post in the International Discussion forum. Hopefully someone who speaks the same language as you will be able to assist you. All posts in other sections (non-International) of the forums must be in English, so please make use of Google Translate if you need assistance with translation. Posting in English will allow the widest range of people to assist you.

                              In addition to the Forum Rules, you are bound to the general EA Terms of Service both on these forums and in the game. Links to the TOS are as follows:

                              EA TOS English
                              EA TOS French
                              EA TOS German
                              EA TOS Russian
                              EA TOS Spanish
                              See more
                              See less
                              Working...
                              X